Couch to 5K
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I’ve just signed up for Health Unlocked having already completed week 1 and W2R1. Yesterday was a rest day so I’ll be venturing out for W2R2 this afternoon. I was going to go out tomorrow but Sunday looks like rain so I’ve shifted it to today. I thought giving myself 2 rest days between runs 1 and 2 worked well during week 1 so I had been keen to do the same this week. Hopefully I won’t regret moving to Saturday!

5K seems like an impossible goal at the moment but I’m pleased with my progress so far and have managed to complete the first 4 runs. I trust that the programme has been fine tuned to get couch potatoes like me moving!

I go walking every day with my dogs so I’m sure that helps but I definitely don’t feel as fit as I should which is why I decided to give C25K a go.

I’m really surprised by how much I’m enjoying it and really look forward to each run. I wonder if I’ll feel the same at week 4 or 5?

I’ve posted a VLOG of my first week to YouTube and am filming before and after segments this week too. I doubt anyone will watch but if other sloth-like middle aged people like me stumble across my videos on the interwebs, it may inspire them to have a crack at it too!

Good luck to everyone doing C25K. I hope you enjoy it! 😀

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Well done! Aren’t you addicted already? I was by then. It’s a fab plan. And it works. I can vouch for that! Keep up the great work 👌🏽

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Thank you! Yes it’s safe to say that I’m addicted. Ive just got back from the shops with some running gear so I must be keen 😉

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😊Well done, I found going slowly and sometimes taking more than one rest day helps me, and posting on here!

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You’ll be great! You’ll have more puff than the rest of us 😁💪👍

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I wish I had your optimism! I still can’t see how I can possibly run for 25 mins in later weeks. It seems an impossible target to me. But I’m going to trust the programme and see where it takes me. It’s about to take me on W2R2 as a matter of fact 😉

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Thanks for the advice. I’m taking it easy initially for sure. And I’ve found doing some stretching when I get back helps. Really new to all this so I want to do it all “by the book”!

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healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Check this out...lots of great advice and support for running this. Forget 5K...think 30 minute runs.. take it slow and take it steady... reaching the podium injury free is the idea.. and having had fun:)

Trust the programme and have confidence in yourself. Don't be tempted to skip runs or move too fast too soon. The programme is structured for a reason... a good one... follow it and you will be amazed where you get to:)

If anyone had told me when I began this great programme, that I would be running my first 10K just after my 67th birthday.. I would have laughed out loud... I am laughing...for sheer joy...still here, still running.. just had my 68th ! :)

Keep posting and have fun:)

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Thanks for the advice. Really appreciate it. I’ve wanted to take up running for a long time but never had the structure to make a proper go of it. Just gave up as quickly as I started. C25K is just what I need to get moving and Lee going regularly. I’ve only done 5 runs but am already loving it so slightly apprehensive but also excited about where it’ll take me. If I do half as well as you I’ll be chuffed to bits!!

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Welcome. This forum is the friendliest, most encouraging and positive place you could ever find. I started C25K about a year ago and can tell you that it has changed my life. It will change yours too! The fact that you have started running gear shopping is a sign that you are lost....completely lost!

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Hahaha. You’re right! Seriously though I was so unfit and not interested I simply didn’t have anything suitable to run in!

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